An exciting collaboration between Harper Adams University College, the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies and Improve International with University validation leading to new PGCerts in Small Animal Medicine and Small Animal Surgery.

Improve International together with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Harper Adams University College.

Improve International is Europe’s largest provider of post-graduate training to the veterinary profession with a portfolio of 19 modular programmes for vets and activity in 10 different European countries.

EISVPS is a not-for-profit company established in 2003 with the remit of accrediting veterinary CPD and awarding a range of General Practitioner Certificates (GPCerts) on a Europe-wide basis.

Harper Adams University College is a higher education institution located in Shropshire, England. It is the UK’s leading specialist provider of higher education for the agri-food chain and rural sector. Established in 1901, Harper Adams has had its own degree awarding powers since 1981.

This exciting three-way collaboration will enable vets enrolled on the Improve International training programmes in Small Animal Medicine and Small Animal Surgery to sit a University supervised examination run by ISVPS as the Assessment Partner.  Successful candidates will then receive a PGCert awarded by Harper Adams University College as well as a General Practitioner Certificate awarded by ISVPS.

These qualifications are positioned at Level 7 (Masters) within the QAA Framework and carry 60 academic credits at this level.  It is intended that a route to a Master’s Degree will be available in due course and that these PGCerts can form an important stepping stone towards this higher qualification.

The rigorous validation process undertaken by Harper Adams together with their on-going involvement in these programmes ensures that both the teaching elements and the examination processes meet the highest academic standards.

These new PGCerts in Small Animal Surgery and Small Animal Medicine are academically equivalent to other PGcerts currently available to the UK veterinary profession.

The validation by a British University College elevates the status of the teaching and the accompanying qualifications to a recognised level and is a significant move forward for all three parties.

Enrolments onto these new programmes will be available for all delegates starting the 2012 programmes at all UK venues in October 2012.  Further details will be made available to these delegates at their first session.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us either by email – enquiries@improve-international.com / english@esvps.org or by telephone on 01793 759159 (Improve) or 01822 859233 (ISVPS).

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